blue X black breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiki244, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Is it acceptable to breed these two together? Will it ruin the black offspring to becoming a not so pretty black? I dunno and was just wondering what people that have done this think. Or anybody? Something you have read?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What kind of black?

    Blue/black/splash?

    You want to breed the black to blue. Helps make for strong lacing and keeps the color from washing out.

    I wouldn't dilute the pure black lines with blue influence if you are talking about a pure black with the beetle green sheen.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They will be nice blacks, but for the absolute best black, breed black to black. My blacks I get out of Suede and Velvet are very shiny and beautiful. Cant imagine them being even more shiny! Just ask KingsCalls or Buster, who both own black sons of Suede and the blue ladies.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The blacks we get from the bbs are really nice, I agree. They also appear to our eyes to be black as black can be. When you see a pure black, smutt black and shiney you will know the difference. It is stunning.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I was considering breeding pure black to blue lines.

    1) how about if I got a pair of blacks to stay pure black and a pair to mix with the blues?

    2) would pure blacks to blues mess up the blues?

    3) I would like to see a smutt black (maybe not :eek: )
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Black to blue improves the blue lacing, actually, I believe.
     
  7. "I wouldn't dilute the pure black lines with blue influence if you are talking about a pure black with the beetle green sheen."

    What? Why? My black birds from black x blue matings are black with 'beetle green sheen'.
    Why would you say that?

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  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I dont know (Dipsey) Lisa., I am trying to figure this out myself. Maybe someone will come along to explain more. [​IMG]

    I am just thinking about next spring and dont want to do anything 'way out there' with my black and blue cochins till I figure it out. [​IMG]
     
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    They are less shinny IMO. I'll try to get some pics later to show you [​IMG]
     
  10. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black from my blue splash pen are VERY black and have great green shimmer actually had someone ask where I got the green chicken from then she moved and light changed.
     

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